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James Hardie Sr. Finance Analyst - Cost in Mission Viejo, California

Launch your career farther in a fast-paced, high-energy work environment! We maintain an entrepreneurial atmosphere where people are empowered to "run with" their part of the business and make it successful. As one of the fastest growing companies in the building materials sector, you will have significant career opportunity for advancement. We look for candidates who are not satisfied with the status quo and are intellectually curious by nature and confident in their abilities. If you are looking to join a dynamic, exciting and growing leader, consider James Hardie Building Products!

The Sr. Finance Analyst role will support the manufacturing group and be responsible for providing in depth analysis through collecting, analyzing and control of plant related company costs. From an analytical perspective, success in this role will be determined by the ability to use historical trends and cost methodologies to identify, communicate and help implement data driven recommendations to improve business performance. You will have the analytical and abstract reasoning skills to synthesize complex and detailed data and information into meaningful insights.

Position Responsibilities

Support month end closing and ad-hoc reporting and analysis to drive the business

  • Review plant entries and analyze monthly variances to meet business objectives

  • Assist plants in bridging periods, breaking out mix, price, usage and performance

  • Support leadership with analyses and modeling as needed to support target achievements

  • Maintain periodic (daily, weekly, monthly) reports of key cost drivers and operating metrics (performance, CPGH, etc.), identifying emerging risks, challenges and opportunities

  • Partner with the GL and FP&A to help bridge the COGM to COGS results

Develop and maintain cost models for business analysis

  • Product Deep Dives

  • Specific Plant Deep Dives

  • Network Efficency Deep Dives

  • Design, develop and maintain complex models to capture total financial impact of projects.

  • Manage relationships with other business partners to implement changes and drive projects.

  • Maintain the standard cost system – boms, routings, allocations, standards, reference tables, performance designs, etc

Support the forecasting and budgeting planning and analysis for the manufacturing network

  • Prepare monthly COGS/COGM forecasts based on regional demand using historical trends and plant data

  • Work with plant and manufacturing leadership to prepare annual budget for future fiscal years

  • Develop and upload into SAP new fiscal year standards based on annual budget proposal

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (MBA/CMA preferred)

  • 4+ years of applicable analytical experience

  • SQL and Microsoft Access experience

  • Advanced Excel skills required

  • 2+ years of cost accounting experience preferred

  • ERP experience (preferably SAP)


James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.